The Middle East

The Middle East: In-Depth Reports

After the Israel-Turkey Agreement, Turkey and Hamas Will Still Collaborate

How the renewal of relations plays out in Egypt and the PA Read More »

Arab Peace Initiative Is Negotiable, Saudi Arabia and Jordan Say

“Be flexible,” Arab kings tell the PA leader Abbas Read More »

Cracks in the Iran-Syria-Hizbullah-Russia Axis

Even a scorecard won’t explain who’s shooting at whom today. Read More »

The Knife and the Message

Was this recent terror wave in Israel as random as it seemed?
Experts reveal a larger underlying political framework orchestrated by Palestinian leaders and fueled by incitement. It is “a plan to be unplanned.” Read More »

Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism: Same Idea, New Cloak

See how the U.S. State Department defines anti-Semitism. Read More »

Arab World: Distancing Religion from Politics?

Is political reform possible in the Arab World? Read More »

Why the Islamic State Is in Retreat

Is the Islamic State just a passing phase? Read More »

Why the Islamic State Is in Retreat

Is the Islamic State just a passing phase? Read More »

The Sunni-Shiite Split and the Iranian Threat

Prof. Bernard Lewis interviewed by Dan Diker (2009) Read More »

The New Jordanian-Palestinian Chasm

Is Jordan reasserting guardianship in Jerusalem? Read More »

The Requirements of Nation-States Then and Today

Why Middle Eastern states failed Read More »

Problems Created by the Sykes-Picot Agreement

Dr. Michael Borchard is the Head of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Office in Israel. Europe should not underestimate the Islamist movements today which is challenging the Sykes-Picot arrangements. Read More »

How Resilient is the Current Middle Eastern State System?

Professor Itamar Rabinovich is a former Israeli Ambassador to Washington and head of the Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University. Colonial powers built shaky foundations for artificial states that never built civil society. The one exception: Jordan. Read More »

Turkish Foreign Policy and the Specter of Sykes-Picot

Dr. Ahmet K. Han, Kadir Has University in Turkey, discusses the “New Turkey,” today’s Islamicism, and Turkey’s relations with Israel. Read More »

Sykes-Picot Agreement was Actually an Obstacle to Zionist Ideals

Dr. Martin Kramer is president designate of the Shalem College in Jerusalem. He also serves as Wexler-Fromer Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Read More »